Five internally-displaced persons, (IDPs), have been slaughtered by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa local government area of Borno State.
It was learnt that the insurgents attacked the IDPs when they went in search of firewood outside Damboa town on Thursday.
The tragic incident was confirmed to newsmen by a vigilante, Abu Damboa. The vigilante said eight IDPs were declared missing when they didn’t return. He and his colleagues then embarked on a search-and-rescue operation.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Damboa LGA., Prof. A G Alooma, his vice, Ali M. Ka’uji and their councillors on Friday, paid a condolence visit to the families of the victims.
After praying for the victims, the Professor delivered foodstuffs and cash for the three days’ prayers.